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Hydroforming Hits the Big Time

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
The brand-new Samsung TL240 digital camera introduced this week during the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is said to be the first consumer electronics product ever to be manufactured using hydroforming technology. Samsung’s design engineers were reportedly able to produce one of the most remarkable camera designs in the industry with the help of hydroforming technology, which the firm says allows for greater flexibility during the design process and gives manufacturers the ability to produce smoother silhouettes, seamless bonding, and higher quality surfaces.

American Nickeloid Doubles Capacity
of Precision Processing Line

Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Coil processor American Nickeloid Co., with plants in Peru, IL, and Walnutport, PA, has upgraded one of its precision leveling and sheeting lines to double machine capacity for its customers that require extremely tight tolerances. The firm processes plated, polished, laminated and specialty coated products from a variety of substrates—steel (cold-rolled, electrogalvanized, hot-dipped galvanized and stainless), copper, brass and aluminum. Thickness ranges from 0.008 to 0.107 in., width from 1 to 60 in., and sheet length from 6 to 144 in.;

Canadian Appliance Supplier to Open Plant in Saltillo

Monday, January 11, 2010
Kromet Intl., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, a manufacturer of appliance handles and trim components fabricated from aluminum and steel, plans to open a manufacturing plant in Saltillo. The company signed an agreement with shelter-service provider The Offshore Group, Tucson, AZ, to rent 30,000-35,000 sq. ft. of industrial space at the Saltillo La Angostura Industrial Park. Kromet performs these and other processes: extruding, rollforming, machining, fabricating, assembly, powder painting and anodizing;


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